B is for Beaver: An Oregon Alphabet

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Join authors Roland and Marie Smith and illustrator Michael Roydon as they take you on a journey across the Oregon Trail and through the picturesque Beaver State. In B is for Beaver, the Smiths' rhyming verse and sidebar expository text illuminate the wonders of Hell's Canyon, the lush lands of the Willamette Valley, and the surging seas of the neighboring Pacific Ocean. An effective educational tool inside the classroom and out, readers of all ages in the state of Oregon and beyond can embark on this journey any time they wish.



  • Dewey: 979.5
  • Graphics: Full-color illustrations
  • Hardcover (9781585360710): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2004, 09/12/2003
  • PDF (9781585366217): 40 pages, 11 (w) x 9 (h), © 2010, 10/08/2010
  • Hosted ebook (9781627533225): 40 pages, © 2014, 08/15/2013
  • Subject: Geography, Language Arts
  • Series: Discover America State by State


  • Suggested Interest Level: Age 6 - Age 8
  • ATOS Reading Level: 5.9
  • ATOS Interest Level: MG
  • Accelerated Reader® Quiz: 74434
  • Accelerated Reader® Points: 1.0

BISAC Subjects


  • Oregon Book Award Finalist--Children's Literacy Category, Runner-up, 2004


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Author: Roland Smith

Roland Smith the author of over 25 award winning books for young people. He is the author of Cryptid Hunters, Tentacles, Peak, Elephant Run, Zach's Lie and many other bestselling novels.

Author: Marie Smith

Author Marie Smith was born and raised in Oregon. She lives on a small farm outside of Portland that she shares with a horse, a goat, two dogs, two cats, and another author, Roland Smith. Together Marie and Roland have written five alphabet books. Besides visiting schools and writing, she spends time traveling across country visiting her four grandsons.

Illustrator: Michael Roydon

Michael is an award-winning illustrator and a native Oregonian. A lifelong northwesterner, he has traveled to and through all the places in the Oregon alphabet book. He lives with his wife in Portland.